Marine insulation offers thermal, fire and acoustical protection in ducts, pipes, vents and steam piping systems. It helps prevent condensation and heat loss, protects personnel & equipment, reduces ambient noise and complies with USCG, Lloyd’s, DNV, NFPA and Coast Guard standards & regulations.
Unlike buildings that remain at one location throughout their lifespan, many marine vessels operate at a variety of locations and climates. This requires thermal insulation that can tolerate extreme temperatures and keep cargo and crew members comfortable.
In addition to the need for high thermal performance, the marine environment also demands that the insulation materials on board ship be able to resist the intrusion of water molecules. Moisture penetration is an issue because it can lead to corrosion under insulation (CUI). On oil and gas vessels, guarding against CUI is an especially important consideration because of the threat it poses to pipe components, instrumentation, living quarters and other topside equipment.
Another significant issue is that of onboard fire safety. Offshore drilling rigs, commercial cargo ships and naval vessels are often miles from the nearest shore and their crew is exposed to hazardous conditions in the event of a fire outbreak. Therefore, flame retardant materials are a must onboard marine vessels for safety and evacuation reasons.
ISOVER’s ULTIMATE U Seaprotect range of mineral wool products provides solutions specifically designed for Marine & Offshore applications with both the best fire resistance and superior acoustical and thermal insulation. This includes a wide range of insulation thicknesses, acoustic ceiling tiles and a variety of face options that meet the different requirements of each vessel. underfloor insulation